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Right here -- -- -- is mid July and things are heating up on the campaign trail governor Mitt Romney today striking back at attacks from the president's reelection team.
We've gotten that good morning everybody will be had a great weekend on Bill Hemmer welcome to America's news or did -- -- thank you very much like anti trust you did and I did too good to see you don't -- get to see every.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Governor Romney going a bit -- offensive now accusing the president of political payoffs.
To top campaign donors at the expense of taxpayers.
Here he is on that this morning.
-- FOX & Friends watch.
This is a tough time for the people of America.
But if your campaign contributor to Barack Obama your business may stand to make.
Get billions of dollars or hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from the government.
I think it's wrong I think it stinks to high heaven.
And I think the administration has to explain how it is they would consider giving money to campaign contributors businesses so here.
-- this is the president heads to the battleground state of Ohio Kelley writes for the White House Kelly good morning to you.
So good morning bill accusations of crony capitalism what's this all about.
While it's -- -- billions and billions of dollars according to governor Mitt Romney that the president has provided for his friends who contributed to his campaign.
Paying them back with favors from the American taxpayers dollars.
Having some calling out the president has not responded to those accusations but it could change when -- rides in.
Ohio later this morning for two campaign stops there let's show you a map of Ohio right now it is one of the battleground states with some.
In the eighteen electoral votes available the president wants to make sure he makes a win there come November.
During an interview recently the president talked about the campaign talk about the most important issue that the country is facing right now.
Is the economy.
What we can also continue to do is change our tax -- so that were rewarding companies that.
Invest here in the United States is supposed to ship jobs overseas.
Investing in our education system so we have great new teachers.
Especially in math and science make college more affordable.
Invest in our infrastructure.
And bring down our deficit in -- responsible balanced way.
Those were all components.
An overarching strategy.
Meantime over the weekend President Obama while campaigning in Virginia another delegate rich state and also -- battleground states.
He refused to apologize for -- attack on governor Romney.
Claiming the financial company Bain Capital outsource jobs under Romney's leadership the president telling wavy TV quote.
No we will not apologize mr.
-- claims he's mr.
fix it for the economy.
Because of his business experience so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience.
So governor Romney's team that big -- this who's gonna happen.
Hobbled they respond.
The assaults from the Obama team.
-- -- -- telling Fox News today that he is going on the offensive in terms of talking about.
That political capital cronyism that you and I just talked about.
Also he also -- to -- to mention that the most important issue right now again.
But President Obama also says the most important issue for the country right now is the economy.
And jobs jobs jobs he wants to provide jobs for people and get them back to working as soon as possible.
The best offense -- to look at the president's record I mean I really think the American people are gonna tire and probably have already tired.
Of all the attacks.
And and misdirected as they are one after the other at their attacks has been shown by independent fact checkers to be dishonest and false.
-- a campaign based on false -- and dishonesty does not have long legs.
-- -- -- see their -- -- wants to get everything back going the focus of jobs and economy believes the president has failed in that regard.
He has talked about the president not providing the hope and change saying the president is a good man -- good family man but has failed miserably.
In terms of providing jobs for the American people he also mentioned that he has a job recovery plan.
Should note here that some of his Republican friends including Democrat critics of mr.
Romney say that he should come out with a specific -- -- Of that plan.
Back to you Kelli thanks for that.
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